Queen, Tina Turner & More Honored With The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award by MEG SWERTLOW | Mon., Jan. 8, 2018 7:47 PM
Earlier today, The Recording Academy has announced its Special Merit Awards recipients and this year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees include Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, Queen and Tina Turner.
"This year's Special Merit Awards recipients are a prestigious group of diverse and influential creators who have crafted or contributed to some of the most distinctive recordings in music history," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy, in a press release.
Portnow continued, "These exceptionally inspiring figures are being honored as legendary performers, creative architects, and technical visionaries. Their outstanding accomplishments and passion for their craft have created a timeless legacy"
The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates legendary performers who "have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording."
Here's the complete list of Lifetime Achievement honorees...
Queen: The British band that has been together over 40 years. Their chart-topping singles place Queen in the Top 10 of all-time iTunes sales. The band has received multiple Ivor Novello Awards, an MTV Global Icon Award, and two recordings enshrined in the Grammy Hall Of Fame. Recently, Queen became the first artist ever to sell more than 6 million copies of an album in the U.K. with their Greatest Hits album. The band tragically lost their talented frontman Freddie Mercury in 1991, but still remain one of the most beloved bands in rock and pop history. Today the group consists of John Deacon, Brian May and Roger Taylor, but are joined in concert by Adam Lambert.
A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held in summer 2018.
Additional details regarding the ceremony will be announced in the coming weeks.
Post by DancyGeorgia on Jan 9, 2018 5:07:59 GMT -5
@recordingacad: In honor of what would have been @davidbowiereal's 71st birthday today, @parlophone has shared a previously unreleased demo recording of the late icon's 1983 hit "Let's Dance" featuring GRAMMY winner @nilerodgers.
Phronni7,I'm so sorry you are in such pain. I wish you comfort and healing each day forward. Also, just want you to know how deeply touched I am by your kindness and empathy towards others,even in the midst of your physical and mental anguish. It is so uplifting to know people like you are on this board and are connected by the love we share for our beautiful Adam. It keeps me so uplifted ,even in the dark moments of life, which we all experience. I wish Adam could know the gift he has given us---he will probably never know the love and JOY he has extended to so many---but we do, and are forever grateful. I'm thinking of you and hoping you are surrounded by nurturing love.
So let's go from hoping and wishing about the Judas role in JCS to...hoping and wishing again I guess^^
that would be awesome, what Gelly is proclaiming, I must admit...
I wonder if Queen will perform or if other artists will do tribute medley or smth. Love that we have another thing to look forward to this year. PS Adam with Queen on an award/ceremony would be very much like EMA. It will explode everywhere. As with JSC we have yet to see ...
Last Edit: Jan 9, 2018 6:26:51 GMT -5 by metislight